Beth KirkbrideFounder & Music Editor
Introvert with a particular affinity for live music, eyeliner, Moleskine notebooks, caffeine and writing. Has tendency to force everyone I’ve ever met to take the Myers-Briggs test. Skills include the ability to trip over thin air, recite the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as well as type 93 words per minute. Yet still unlikely to text you back, despite being constantly attached to phone. Sorry about that.
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Hannah StrongLive Reviews Editor
I just graduated from the University of Birmingham and studied American and Canadian studies so you can always expect to find me debating the latest American politics and current affairs. I’m a complete music lover and avid concert goer – slightly too obsessed with Selena Gomez and still heartbroken that the Jonas Brothers split up. I always have a coffee in my hand – the only way I function. I’m hoping to make into music journalism as a career, anything in music and entertainment would be perfect.
Gabriel RutherfordBooks Editor
I’m Gabriel, I’m studying English lit and Philosophy at Glasgow uni.
I like to write about anything really, but my interests lie mostly in books and literature, which is why I’m the books editor! Writing does play a big part in my life – I write now, mostly here, and my dream is to write for a living sometime in the future, as a journalist, or an author.
Elliott JonesFilm Editor
I'm an NTU Media, Film & TV graduate. I am absolutely obsessed with films and spend a lot of time at the cinema, as well as binge watching series on Netflix and listening to music. I'm always going to gigs and my favourite band will always remain Arctic Monkeys.
My idols are probably Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick and Damien Chazelle and my ambition is to one day write and direct films. Something interesting about me would probably be the fact that I'm related to the should-be President Hillary Clinton!
Steph GreenFilm News Editor
Steph Green is a culture writer from North London. Having studied English Literature, French and Film at Leeds University, she is now the film news editor of The Indiependent and has written for New Statesman, Vogue Paris, Screen Queens, Into The Fold and The Gryphon. Some of her favourite films are The 400 Blows, Memento, The Social Network, Before Sunset and Call Me By Your Name, but she's pretty much at her happiest with a bowl of ramen and an episode of Gilmore Girls.
Ed BuddsDeputy Film Editor
Oxford Brookes Media and Film graduate who is an obsessive film and television watcher, as well as an avidly devoted music and football fan.
Most commonly sited reviewing a new up and coming band in a sweaty dark venue somewhere, or simply just rewatching Goodfellas for the 15,675th time.
James NashTV Editor
English Literature student at Newcastle University, who spends far too much of his time on Netflix. An aspiring writer for stage, screen, the newspapers, and whoever will employ him, you can usually find him drinking coffee, earphones in, and tweeting about how good Fleabag is.
MaryHelen JosephineGaming Features Editor
Mary Helen goes to a lot of concerts instead of completing homework assignments on time and really likes watermelon. Along with a huge interest in Vinyasa yoga she loves video games. As well as listening to a lot of Julian Casablancas and Led Zeppelin, she would die for Jack White or Fiona Apple, if asked to do so.
Megan RoxburghGaming News Editor
Hi, I'm Megan Roxburgh and I'm the Gaming News Editor. I describe myself as a girl of two worlds who's trying to figure it all out.
While I do that, I spend my time with some form of controller in my hands getting lost in a good story. Otherwise, I'm not much to be honest – just a twenty-something Scot who watches a lot of television, always watches the “Making of” documentaries first with films (Peter Jackson has set some unrealistic goals for everyone and I adore him for it) and who is thankful for the opportunities that writing for The Indiependent has given me.
Joey LewinOpinion Editor
Joe, known as Joey by everyone except his mother and his passport, is a second-year law student at King’s College London, a fake Londoner wannabe and is someone who apparently bears a striking resemblance to the Milky Bar Kid. He is a traveller who visited three continents in three months (and you bet he’ll find a way to bring it up in any conversation no matter how unrelated) and he enjoys speaking in the third person (obviously). The Indiependent helped give him his voice, it’s quite loud, but it does speak some sense. Sometimes.
Morgan HartleyTheatre Editor
Morgan Hartley is a Theatre student at the University of Leeds.